winning a special election last year. previously, he said he would not seek another term. however, he changed his mind after speaking with his wife, and after, quote, much thought and prayer. okay, let's shift our attention and talk about business news today. the markets were mixed yesterday. the s&p, streak of quarterly gains. make it six manhattonths, that' longest since 1998. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. a slightly positive start to the trading session in the united states if the futures are anything to go by. watch out for the data on the construction and the manufacturing side. we'll get a look at some auto sales. and that's interesting because here we are with gm, another recall announcement. over 8 million cars this time recalled. 7.6 million of those in the united states. to be honest, thomas, the shares barely budged on the news.